Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Archaeological site found in 1992 northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, dated to c. 2-1 mya, and that contains artifacts identified as digging sticks, made from sharpened bones, and fossil hominids including over 80 specimens of Paranthropus (Australopithecus) robustus and several specimens of another taxon provisionally assigned to the genus Homo. Among the more complete fossils is a pair of crania of a male and female robust form, nicknamed Orpheus (DNH 8) and Eurydice. (DNH 7).

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